A Point of Entry
This bulkhead entry can be a problematic point of entry when it comes to storms and heavy rain. You can also see a bit of the mildew issue in this photo.
Here you can really see how problematic the mold and mildew situation is and we will treat it with MoldX before continuing to waterproof this space.
Now for the Mess
Now we have to jackhammer the perimeter of the basement so we can lay a drainage system.
Here is one of our crew members jackhammering away!
Here is one wall after it has been jackhammered!
Removing the Debris
Once we have jackhammered the entire perimeter of the problematic walls, we will remove all of the chunks of large gravel we created and use a pick to remove all of the smaller pieces. All of this cement displacement is to make space for the drainage system! Laying this system will be what happens next!
The grey plastic lining you see in the trenches we created is WaterGuard Drainage System. This will act like a gutter system in that it will streamline all of the water that comes in through the foundation, walls, windows, and doors and direct it to the sump pump.
Here is one of our crew members installing the WaterGuard!
This grate system is a part of the WaterGuard and is laid in front of doors that tend to flood!
Here you can see that the WaterGuard is about halfway done, as well as the white lining you see on the back wall. This white lining is CleanSpace Liner which you will see again in the next photo!
Here you can see the walls are lined with CleanSpace which is a 7-ply waterproof barrier that will keep all of the moisture out of your home. After the water penetrates your foundation, the CleanSpace Liner will collect all of the moisture and direct it to the WaterGuard Drainage System which we have already installed at this point.
What we are focusing on this image is the Well Duct which is the long black rectangle on the wall on the right hand side of the photo. If you look closely, you can see that behind the CleanSpace Liner above the Well Duct there is a window. The well Duct will collect any water that comes through the windows. This step is not necessary on all homes, but all of our treatments plans are catered to your home uniquely! After installing the Well Ducts, we will cut into the CleanSpace to expose the windows.
The Cut Out
Here is how we cut out the window!
The Final Product
The last product we will install before sealing everything up, is a new sump pump! This is specifically a Triple Safe Sump Pump which has three separate systems that work together to keep your home dry. This patent protected technology is so advanced that even if the first pump fails, the other two will keep it going, and the same thing goes for the next pump. This system sends all of the moisture from the rest of the waterproofing system to its final destination: out of your home!
The Final Destination
Here is another shot of the sump pump!
After we have installed all of the products, we will seal it all back up with fresh cement! And voila, we have a waterproofed basement.